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Description - Information Provided by West Virginia Division of Natural Resources:

Before the turn of the century, West Virginians were drawn to the natural beauty of the Middle Fork River and its surroundings. This area is now Audra State Park, a heavily wooded riverside campground that continues to awe visitors.

People who love the outdoors will not be disappointed. The gorgeous woodlands surrounding Middle Fork River provide the perfect setting for both hiking and picnicking. Alum Cave boasts unique scenery. The most breathtaking view can be seen while walking the boardwalk built along the cave's overhanging ledge. Swimming is allowed in the Middle Fork River. Although it is not an Olympic-sized pool, it is majestic nonetheless since Mother Nature carved it out of the earth.

Attractions - The campground consists of 65 tent and trailer sites, two bathhouses with modern facilities, and a centrally located playground. There are coin-operated washing machines and dryers. A dumping station is located nearby. Campground closes October 13, 2004 and reopens mid April 2005.

Camping Rates: $15.00 a site.

Each site has a picnic table and grill.

There are no reservable campsites at Audra State Park. All sites are first-come, first-served.

Kayaking Whitewater enthusiasts enjoy boating the Middle Fork River. This activity is permitted at your own risk. To check the water flow in real time, visit the USGS water resources page. Choose the Monongahela river basin and then check water flows for the Middle Fork at Audra, WV.

History buffs can entertain themselves with the history of the park. The spillway of a gristmill used in the early 1900s can still be seen today.

Nearby Attractions:

Carrolton Covered Bridge (Buckhannon River)

Philippi Covered Bridge and Museum

Teter Creek Public Hunting and Fishing Area

Alderson-Broaddus College

West Virginia Wesleyan College

Tygart Lake State Park

Valley Falls State Park

Holly River State Park

Watters Smith Memorial State Park

West Virginia State Wildlife Center

Bowden Federal Trout Hatchery

Prickett's Fort State Park

Davis and Elkins College

Recreation - Camping Kayaking Swimming

Climate - West Virginia experiences four distinct seasons, none of which are extreme. Temperatures in the highlands of the Allegheny Mountains are somewhat more severe than the rest of the state. Generally temperatures during the winter months range from 15 to 40 degrees F. Ample snow accumulation provides for cross-country and downhill skiing opportunities. Spring brings blooming trees and shrubs to the forested regions of the state, as well as warmer temperatures. During this season, March through May, expect mild temperatures between 45 and 70 degrees F. Summers are normally hot with high humidity, especially at lower elevations. Expect temperatures to range from 70 at night to 95 during the dog days of August. Fall brings cool, crisp air to West Virginia and spectacular foliage color changes. Bring a light jacket for this season, which brings temperatures between 35, at night, to 70 degrees F, during the day.

Location - Located in the northeastern part of the state, Audra State Park is 6 miles east off US 119 and 15 miles east of Buckhannon off Rt. 33 at Talbot Road. Follow the signs to the park.


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Contact Information:
Audra State Park, Rt. 4 Box 564 , Buckhannon, WV, 26201, Phone: 1-800-CALL WVA,(304) 457-1162
, audra@wildwonderfulwv.net

Additional Information:
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Links:
West Virginia State Parks - State Park Web site

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